Climb Croagh Patrick, whichever way you want. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Any list of things you must do before you die runs the risk of sounding bossy, pompous or just plain exhausting. But the world is vast, and our time o(...)

Drogheda, County Louth has a huge amount going for it – and has superb value across all levels of the market. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Drogheda is underrated. While Meath, Kildare and Wicklow garner more attention in the residential-commuter property-market, Louth goes under the radar(...)

Catherine Cleary sees the move towards more easily prepared plant-based food  continuing in 2018, especially with younger people, and with ‘part-time’ vegans.

1. The year of the vegan “We’re all going vegan on January 1st,” jokes Irish Times restaurant critic Catherine Cleary, picking up on the widely forec(...)

This year’s awards span 25 categories, ranging from business and politics to showbiz and sport

The Irish Times has received more nominations than any other newspaper in the shortlist for this year’s national Journalism Awards, with more than twi(...)

The Wild Honey Inn, Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare

A Co Clare pub has become the first ever pub in Ireland to win a Michelin star, following the unveiling of the Michelin Guide to Great Britain an(...)

The Armagh Food and Cider Festival celebrates the produce from 40,000 acres of orchards in the county, most of them in one fairly small region south of Armagh city

A is for Armagh, and also for apples. There are an astonishing 40,000 acres of orchards in Co Armagh, most of them in one fairly small region south of(...)

While looking at a computer screen, watching television or reading a book, it is good practice to blink your eyes at regular intervals

All of the constant staring into computer screens we often do today at home and at work can lead to dry eye. It’s a very common condition with symptom(...)

 Mayfield Eatery on Terenure Road North: an  old butcher shop that was turned it into ‘a tiny neighbourhood restaurant with real personality’. Photograph: Alan Betson

International tourism expert Prof Michael Hall has said he would never recommend Dublin to anyone for a short break as the city is a “rip-off”. The p(...)

Fiona Falconer of Wild About (left) will be demonstrating the versatility of her range of cordials, condiments and preserves at the BITE food festival.

A smorgasbord of cookery demos and discussions, drinks masterclasses and artisan food stands, are on the menu for the second annual BITE food festival(...)

A diverse diet in the Burren results in some of Ireland’s sweetest beef

Can you taste a place? It’s a question some of the world’s best chefs play with these days. In the first All You Can Eat Irish Times food podcast, Cat(...)

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